In this article I would like to show you how you can help protect our nature in your everyday life. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but small things can also make a big contribution to protecting our nature and the environment. In our modern times we are extremely dependent on environmentally harmful production processes. We now have to start paying more attention to our environment so that our children and grandchildren still have an intact planet. If each of us does even the smallest things to produce less waste or avoid less polluting gases, it helps enormously.
In this article I have put together a few things that you might be able to include in your daily life. Tell friends or family that you can change certain things to protect our environment, that makes the planet better and better every day.
Change your laundry routine.
Save energy and water by washing well. Take the guesswork out of load size by keeping your laundry baskets or baskets white, colored, and dark, and only wash your clothes when the basket is full. Heating a washing machine in water saves energy, but hot or cold clothes wash just as well as hot water in most cases. Coldwater can always be used during the rinse cycle.
Water is life. Conserving water is essential because we cannot live without water. A great deal of energy is used to pump water into your home. Saving water helps to save nature because it can reduce the waste of water.
Reduce shower time. The longer it takes, the more likely it is to use water. By reducing your shower time, you can save up to 150 gallons of water per month. You can also choose low-flow showerheads.
Turn off the tap while brushing or shaving.
Fix leaky lines
Dip a full bottle of water in the toilet tank. Stirs the water, resulting in a low-flow design that saves water when rinsing
Replace other cleaning products like vinegar or even baking soda with water.
Recycle the water in your home
Install vents on faucets in your house or apartment.
Drink local beer
Instead of buying beer at the grocery store or liquor store, buy local produce. With thousands of craft breweries in the United States, you likely live within 10 miles of your local brewery. Homebrew does not have the carbon footprint of beer coming from the distribution center because it requires much less transportation. The ingredients of the local beer are likely local as well. There’s less waste, too, especially if you bring your beer home in a resealable roar.
Be a mindful customer.
Before choosing a product and adding it to your cart, when shopping, ask yourself what effect the result will have on others and the environment; you can pay attention first and make sure you buy what you need. You save resources and avoid waste. Second, always try to buy durable products. Keep choosing long-lasting products that you can pick up after extensive research. Third, you can rent or even borrow the items you will occasionally need instead of buying. Finally, you can recycle or reuse.
Limit the use of the vehicle
You can change your car and choose alternative routes such as cycling, hiking, and public transportation. It is an important measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.
First of all, you can start cycling, which reduces the emission of gases into the environment by 90%. You can also save money on bikes that you would have otherwise spent on fuel. Second, you can choose to walk. Third, you can consider public transportation. It may not be as comfortable as a personal car, but it has made an outstanding contribution to protecting the environment.
Statistics show that a person who chooses to use public transportation instead of driving their car will travel 20 miles; They reduced CO2 emissions by 4,800 pounds this year. You could be the one who makes the difference.
Fourth, you can choose to get together and let your friends be with you. The use of the car is also beneficial to reduce gas emissions.
Fifth, you can also combine errands or even shop virtually. Finally, you can choose to work remotely. Research shows that workers are more likely to use half their energy to work from home than to work. You can also record your trips in a travel journal.
Developing a switching off habit
Change your daily habit by turning off everything you are not using because this will help preserve nature. Turn off your computer, television, printer, and even unused light bulbs. You can facilitate this:
You should set timers on lights or even lights that only allow you to turn them off at a specific time each day. You can find timers at many hardware stores, plug them into outlets, and use them to control the lights on and off.
You can also buy electronic devices like heaters and fans that include timers. So when it’s hot or cold at night, it turns off automatically.
If possible, unplug the plug from the outlet. Leaving chargers plugged in may seem harmless. However, when the device is plugged in and turned off, it consumes phantom power.
Reduce food waste
Statistics show that 40% of food in the United States is wasted annually. Research also shows that a sufficient amount of food lost annually around the world is enough to feed nearly one billion hungry people around the world.
Wasted food is disposed of in landfills and, over time, turns into a dangerous greenhouse gas, methane. Also, wasting food means wasting the energy and water used to make food. Fortunately, we can take steps to reduce food waste.
You can list the foods you want to buy, along with the quantity. It reduces the urge to buy foods that we are unlikely to eat and end up in the trash. You can also plan your meals for this week, noting the ingredients for each meal.
Monitor the recycle bin. Always write down the food you have received in the trash and observe the pattern. To make tracking more comfortable, you can download an app to help you track. Also, instead of throwing food away, you can donate food. All over the world, there are people in need who need the food you throw away.
Get in the habit of eating leftovers. Some of us never eat the same food twice. Conversely, eliminating food because you don’t want to eat it is not suitable for the environment. Or if you don’t like leftovers but are a farmer, you can also make a compound well. The compound hole returns nutrients to the ecosystem and enriches the soil. Remember always to check the expiration dates of the product.
Eliminate environmental pollution
Every time you shop, remember to protect the environment. Green shopping means making purchases based on the current situation. You can go green by carrying your bag when you go shopping and investing in a bottle of water. If you live in an area where your tap water is contaminated, consider purchasing a water filtration system for your home. Reduces the attenuation of mineral water bottles, thus protecting the environment. Take care of the trees by checking that the paper product is made with organic methods.
Water in the morning
If you have grass, water it early in the morning or late at night when the weather is cold. Watering at noon when the sun is hot causes evaporation. However, experts do not recommend water at night, as they say, it puts the lawn at risk of developing yeast infections.
Reduce food packaging
Research in the United States shows that food packaging accounts for two-thirds of all packaging waste. Like food, they end up in pits, decomposing and producing methane. On the lighter side, companies are aware of packaging damage and have resulted in reusable packaging products.
You can help carry mugs, buy in bulk, and invest in reusable cans.
Use the comment line.
Instead of using the dryer every time you wash, wear traditional clothes, and hang them to dry. Air drying is not only environmentally friendly; it smells fresh too. Use the dryer to clean only one load. Even when using the dryer, make sure the ventilation opening is clear for efficiency and safety. If you’re looking for a dryer, choose one that doesn’t use a lot of water.
Consider using energy-efficient phosphor or LED lights to save electricity. Initial installation or replacement can be significantly more expensive, but you get lower monthly utility bills.
Use used products
New products require resources to be manufactured and produced. Most of these products use natural resources. This is how you can protect the environment by choosing used products. For example, trees are used to make furniture. To avoid felling, consider buying a used chair and reshaping it to your preferred design.
Use toilet paper in moderation.
Just cut your toilet paper. Stop rolling to clean up a bit. Use paper towels sparingly. You can switch to washable clothing to keep the kitchen clean. Most of the leaves come from trees, so we must be careful with their use.
You can also choose eco-friendly products; for example, you can also choose paper products made from recycled paper. Instead of using disposable papers to clean the house, choose washable clothing.
Reduce air conditioning
Use the conditioner sparingly and sometimes remember never. If you need to use an air conditioner, place it slightly below room temperature. The lower the setting, the more energy the air conditioner will use.
Instead of turning on the air conditioner in winter when the temperature is high, you can warm yourself up by sipping cold drinks and wrapping yourself in a warm jacket or blanket. This allows you to set the air conditioner to a lower temperature than initially, reducing energy consumption.
What are the prospects for a more environmentally friendly life?
It is time for us to start reducing our carbon pressures and take responsibility for saving Mother Earth. To do so, we have to investigate the possibilities of living a greener life. In this way, we can draw on our eco-packaging ideas. We can take our first step to protecting the environment.
When plastics did not exist in the not too distant past, and technology was not developed, ordinary people used simple means of packaging. This included the use of wicker baskets, duffel bags, burlap mop, and not forgetting brown paper bags.
Polyethylene bags in mass production have replaced the paper, and wicker baskets have been replaced by Thermocol boxes, burlap bags, and cloth bags with playdough and more plastic. In conclusion, let’s say, isn’t it true that given the amount of waste produced daily, the earth becomes a considerable garbage dump? The amazing fact is that much of this waste is packaging waste, made up of non-degradable materials. Hundreds of years of Styrofoam, plastic, scrap metal, and aluminum foil are left in landfills, used in large quantities to package commodities before they go bad. This, in turn, puts pressure on the environment as a whole and is undoubtedly the slow death of Mother Earth.
There are many environmentally friendly packaging methods. We just have to use the resources available. The mantra that helps keep the Earth green is to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Place in a plastic bag and use bioplastic instead.
We know that plastic is durable and is used in most packaging processes, but it does not degrade easily. The main disadvantage of plastic is that it contains toxins that can be dangerous not only for humans but also for other organisms and nature.
Keep this in mind as well. The polyethylene terephthalate bottles for soft drinks and mineral water are for single use only. But they often find a place in most home refrigerators and are known to cause liver and reproductive problems.
Get to this point: Instead of plastic, use bioplastics made from organic materials that are 100% biodegradable. Bioplastics break down in the environment faster than normal plastics made from fossil fuels. Wrapping food in cellulose acetate, a bioplastic is a better option than the normal plastic container or plastic wrap. If you are afraid of using bioplastics, choose bottles. The glass that can be recycled and reused is another better option to try. There was a time when the glass was used to make your favorite cola bottles. I think it’s time to go back to using glass instead of plastic.
Replace Thermocol with recycled paper
Thermoplastic is often used to protect fragile products from high temperatures and cracks or scratches and is essential for packaging. These thermoplastics are made from expanded polystyrene grains and have been kept together in landfills for years without breaking down.
Here’s what happens: it will die and disappear, but it will take nearly 500 years for a single layer of polystyrene to degrade from a food stand.
Instead of thermoplastics or polystyrene, use recycled paper along with cornstarch peanuts to protect fragile items. Peanuts decompose with cornstarch in 10 days, it is also soluble in water, and the best thing is that it does not contain any toxic substances that can cause environmental pollution.
Forget Styrofoam, Try Paper
It adds tension to the wrapping paper, but Styrofoam is not good for Mother Earth. Styrofoam is used not only for packing peanuts to protect fragile products but also to make egg cartons readily available in supermarkets. Styrofoam made from polystyrene can be recycled and reused, but it still seems harmful to nature.
Remember … Polystyrene or Styrofoam particles are known to trigger asthma and are carcinogenic.
Why trust Styrofoam when you can use recycled paper to insulate fragile items? Have all the shredded paper ready to pack. Additionally, the paper is recyclable and can be used to make handmade paper, making gift wrapping attractive. Alternatively, the amount of paper thrown into the waste paper containers can be sent to the production units to be used as packaging. Also, you can use cardboard rolls or recycled paper to insulate your products.
Try the traditional wicker.
Uh! Those golden years when everything was shipped in bamboo baskets. Why not go back to the old days and send goods in bamboo and reed baskets? The best thing is that the material is 100% biodegradable and reusable. Also, bamboo baskets come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are attractive too. You never know that if you usually progress, your business could skyrocket.
It is good to know that a little organic paint or polish and your wicker basket will be as good as new!
You will inspire others to stay on-trend if you turn to natural packaging ideas. Wicker baskets can also be used as large storage boxes as they are definitely lighter than other materials.
How about a little floss?
The stickers prevent the package from opening during the shipping process. If you keep in the natural position, you can choose the strings made by twisting the string. All you have to do is wrap the products in cardboard boxes, wrap them with twine, tie them, and cut the ends.
Why is that? Once it wears out, it turns to dust, and you don’t have to worry a bit.
If you are not convinced that the thread will stand the test of time, we recommend paper tapes. Another great option is to try water-activated tape, which is made with animal glue.
Decorating is not profane.
Instead of using plastic ribbons to decorate your gifts and products, decorate them with handmade paper and some dry decorations that can be found around the house. Use dried leaves, flowers, and acorns, sprinkle with some sparkles, and have a personalized gift to send to your loved one.
Smart use There’s not much you can do with plastic tapes, but dry trim can be used repeatedly.
You can also make your paper bags. All you need are old newspapers, a needle to sew the bag, and a thread to make the handle. Decorate the bag with a hole from an old map or some dried leaf decoration, and you have a stylish bag to show off. The best part about using homemade bags and paper to package your products is that they are inexpensive and environmentally friendly in several ways. Limit yourself to paper and biodegradable items as much as possible for gift wrapping and shipping.
Use something natural
How about buying your coffee in burlap bags instead of bottles or coated versions? The same goes for groceries and necessities. As a consumer, you can promote food packets in jute bags instead of plastic bags/packaging. This automatically motivates the manufacturer to choose natural packaging.
Why jute? They are natural, elegant, and biodegradable, not to mention long lasting.
Paper bags are another great option if you want to package your beans or coffee beans. You also save on printing paper because the instructions can be printed directly on the bag instead of having another sheet of paper inside. How can you help? Take your paper bag or bean bag to the store. This way, you save on packaging.
It is more than economical.
The main problem with packaging is that the items come in bulky boxes. Choosing a box that exactly matches the item being shipped will reduce the number of peanuts packed in the boxes. Make sure to use cornstarch, peanuts, or even paper balls.
You can contact the manufacturers and tell them that you prefer smaller packages.
Recycled paper boxes are a safe option when it comes to packaging. You can also use wooden boxes to transport your goods. Boxes made from recycled paper can be reused to store products. The plus point is that it can be folded or flattened for easy storage.
Self-sufficiency in your garden? That’s possible
A truly self-contained garden is naturally organic. After all, it’s hard to think of throwing away large amounts of synthetic fertilizers and petroleum-based soil additives as a self-sustaining gardening process.
All of the above materials are renewable, but they are also costly, and you will find that you use more and more each season to get the same results.
Unlike renewable organic methods that produce large, inexpensive soils, expensive commercial, and synthetics often render the soil lifeless.
The good news: you don’t need to worry about buying any of these products. And the benefits of more self-sufficient and environmentally friendly gardening not only increase the long-term success of your garden but also have a positive effect on the health of the resulting products and your pocketbook!
With a little effort, you can secure all the organic materials you will need for your garden at little to no cost. In the meantime, you can grow most of your plants from your stored seeds – make your natural fertilizers and bug repellants for almost free, and even water your plants and landscapes with H2O from nature, instead of expensive municipal pure water.
Important considerations for designing a self-sufficient garden
Regardless of which system you use, the main components that make an autonomous landscaping system are similar.
Build natural soil
A long-term productive garden always depends on the quality of the soil. Focus on building healthy soil that provides excellent plant nutrition and locks inadequate water by producing and adding organic matter. Organic matter encourages worms to fill the soil in large quantities, add organic matter, and create a maze of tunnels into which the soil can drain and not become soggy.
There are many ways that you can improve the amount of organic matter in your soil. This includes composting, mulching (I like to mulch rice or straw), and mulching crops.
If there’s one thing you should really focus on in your year of self-sufficient gardening, it’s composting. Of course, the purchase is possible, but the goal of any of these types of garden systems should be to turn your property into a closed system as closely as possible. A closed system operates in isolation, with no external input from outside the system and minimal output. Be sure to compost leftover greens, mow lawns, add foliage to your garden beds, and cut twigs for mulch. Of course, some of the items will leave the system, but you can work to use as much ‘waste’ as possible over time.
Go back to compost. There are many ways to make high-quality compost. Some are more labor-intensive than others, but once you have a broken system, it’s straightforward to create a bunch of compost, add it to your soil every year, and add something to each hole as you grow new plants. Compost greatly increases the organic matter in your soil and helps with better water retention and drainage ability. Yes, organic matter helps with both. Your plants will love the extra nutrients, too, as will your worm life in the garden.
Green manure and cover crops
Composting is great, but it can often be challenging to create, especially when you have a large lawn. The idea of using “green compost” is excellent, especially for gardens with annual vegetation without plants from fall to early spring. If you grow annual crops like alfalfa, annual rye, etc., and then you cut them down and bury them in the ground, large amounts of organic matter will end up in your garden, and that’s easy. Buying seeds is very cheap. These cover crops also help with weed control, prevent soil erosion, and also help trap nitrogen in the soil, which is what your annuals will love!
Homemade fertilizers and sprays
By building a self-contained garden with organic farming methods, pests, and diseases will decrease over time. The transition period varies, but it makes perfect sense that a garden where plants are strong and healthy is less likely to succumb to predators and disease. Have you ever planted several of the same plants from the same group and found some to bloom and some to eat in no time?
They may all be planted very close to each other, but do some seem to ignore the danger of pests eating their siblings? I see it a lot, not so much in my garden, but even in the middle of the garden. Some plants look weak and deserted; others are fresh.
Natural fertilizers are a cheaper and easier way to improve your plants’ health, and healthy plants require less protection against pests. Comfrey tea is a homemade product that I have used a lot in the past, and it is very easy to make. Comfrey leaves are easy to collect, place in a net or old broth, and dip into a barrel of water. Over time, the nutrients from the comfrey will get into the water. After a few weeks, you can remove the net and use compost tea to water your plants. However, comfrey is an excellent plant to crush and cover fruit trees and berry bushes simply. It is also an amazing bee attractant.
Pests like aphids should decrease as organic gardening matures, but I use a chili garlic household spray to keep these animals at bay.
Harvesting rainwater for use on your lawn is not a closed system in and of itself. It was clear that the rain was coming from somewhere off-site. Instead of draining excess water from your property through the sewer and sewer system, it is beneficial to keep at least some of it in place for use in light rain.
This can be nothing more than turning a gutter from a garage or outdoor building into a water bottle or storage tank and then letting excess water enter the primary drainage system. You have some extra water ready before you leave your property.
Many gardeners rely on tap water to water their gardens and then panic when a hose ban is imposed during the heatwave. It is essential for a self-sufficient gardener that your property is more resistant to climatic fluctuations and reduces its dependence on public services.
Increase your perennial plantation
I mentioned this before, so my habit is to repeat the same thing, but growing as many perennial food crops as possible makes the garden’s whole process where the food is produced that much easier. There are some outstanding books on perennial food crops, but annual self-seeding isn’t neglected either. Annual herb and vegetable seeds are excellent. Every year new plants appear without you having to do anything.
Sustainable garden systems
One area that I want to share with you is agroforestry, which is a concept developed by an Englishman named Robert Hart. A few years ago, Robert passed away, but this book on Amazon by Martin Crawford offers an incredible insight into building a forest park. It is highly recommended!
This sums up the fundamental principles of growing vegetables and creating a self-sufficient food garden. Enjoy these videos of people who definitely deserve to be heard.
If you really want to be more self-sufficient, a self-sufficient garden is a must. It will take some time to put the techniques into practice and learn some of the basics, but in a few years, or if you make small changes, your garden will change the size and variety of its food.
Permaculture is one of the most popular and effective ways to create a self-sufficient garden regardless of the climate zone. It is a garden design system developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren to reduce labor and maximize productive orchards. The design process includes carefully placing the ‘food areas’ to ensure that those that require the most human input are closer to home, and those that require the least amount of manpower and supervision can be located further away.
A permaculture garden can be created on any property of any size, from a large home to a residential garden. This video from Permaculture Garden in New Zealand offers some inspiring ideas for permaculture and the excellent system for creating a self-sufficient garden design.
Do you keep your animals? Chickens?
Being self-sufficient is not difficult at all. Many people start their garden, grow some plants, or raise their animals. Also, raising chickens does not differ much. I grew up on a small farm, so I wasn’t scared, but there isn’t much to do. It is very easy to care for chickens. I think it is easier to take care of than your usual pet. The great thing about raising chickens is that it is an integral part of a more self-sufficient lifestyle. You can feed them residual table scraps that you would normally throw away, and waste will be reduced. You don’t have to buy eggs anymore. I have always liked having eggs for breakfast. If you grow your garden or plants, you can use chicken droppings as a fertilizer.
The benefits of raising chickens are definitely more than setbacks. There are only two things to deal with. You have to have a place to keep them, but if you have a backyard, you should be able to raise a few chickens without a problem. You don’t need much space to live, and you will be happy. It is crucial to building a chicken coop in the backyard.
The advantage of having a chicken coop is that you can prevent it from disappearing. If you allow them to roam freely in your garden, they will disappear. Sometimes they fly over the fence in the neighbor’s yard. While chickens can’t fly very well, they can also fly high enough in the air to get around obstacles on occasion. The chicken coop keeps them under control, so you don’t chase them around the neighborhood.
When you build a chicken coop in the backyard, you will also be protected from the elements and natural predators. As with any animal, it is vital to provide them with the basics of food, water, and shelter. Finding good chicken coop plans can make your life easier for each of these plans. Your chickens need protection from natural predators like skunks and foxes. If you live near the countryside and live more towards the city, you still have to worry about cats and dogs reaching your chickens. A well-designed chicken coop provides an easy way to provide food and water for chickens and an easy way to collect the eggs they lay.
Do you drive an electric car, or do you prefer to switch completely to a bicycle or train and bus?
As you would expect from a bike-centric channel (and from common sense), the bike will win that comparison, although the cars have more seats, luggage space, heating, etc., and you can walk into the office feeling a little cooler.
Although we are not here to undermine the results, there is a critical point about cycling in large busy cities: air quality.
When you ride a bike, you need more air, and in cities, the air is sometimes really bad. No matter how green the bike itself is, a rider can harm their health by inhaling all the nitrogen oxides that have been emitted from previous additional ingredients, day after day and year after year.
For cyclists, electric cars are not environmentally friendly and vice versa. Electric cars are allies of bicycles when it comes to a greener future.
Recycling in daily life.
The art of recycling generally involves processing the final products when they are ready to do something else. Recycling is becoming increasingly popular, and many see responsible waste management as part of everyday life. The increasing number of people recycling has reduced the demand for container rentals.
Recycling is seen by many as a quick fix that can limit the somewhat uncontrollable speed at which waste is collected because this waste damages the environmental balance. Waste collected for recycling is rated as one of the most effective ways to reduce the amount of waste added to natural resources.
Various items such as textiles, metals, glass, paper, glass, and electronics can be recycled, just to name a few. There are many ways you can take strong action against the threat of global warming. Some methods include recycling paper and recycling what is known as e-waste, to name a few.
Recycled paper art can be divided into the recycled or eco-recycled paper. This type of recycling involves recycling paper products so they can be used in other products. This type of recycling can help reduce the number of plants and trees that need to be cut down.
The art of recycling electronic waste mainly involves recycling non-degradable products. This type of recycling includes recycling things like cell phones, computers, laptops, calculators, and similar items.
Many e-waste products tend to be found in landfills and people’s homes until they end up in landfills. Recycling of non-biodegradable products significantly reduces pollution while preserving different types of natural resources.
Another type of recycling is metal recycling. This is another great way to preserve natural resources like gold, lead, and aluminum, just to name a few. Recycling materials involves melting things into minerals that can then be reused in other products.
It is a good idea to use these various practices such as recycling, as every time something is recycled, it will help protect the environment. Many rental companies encourage people to recycle. Many recycling methods can dramatically change the world and the environment in which we all live. Several ways help reduce the resulting greenhouse gas emissions.
Switch to alternative energy sources at home, solar energy, wind turbines, and hydroelectric power plant.
Of course! It is now possible to use renewable energy to meet your daily energy needs all over the world. Renewable energies are becoming more and more popular and popular in the homes of many countries around the world.
It is essential to think about an opportunity like this to benefit from it in many ways and the future
If you’re looking for something that helps the environment while saving money that will bring you sweet dreams all night long,= just keep reading.
Several families have already decided to run their homes with renewable energy and longer change. Their satisfaction is great, and the number is increasing day by day.
This may be your first time reading something like this, and it’s fine. Let me explain in more detail what I am talking about.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the energy crisis, price hikes, global warming, recession, etc. To be honest, the problems we face at this age are closely related. So far, you may or may not agree with me; it’s up to you. These issues are facts.
Do you know what the solution is? There is at least one solution for every problem, so smart people have found some solutions to solve the energy problem closely related to the environment and the recession. The solution for a single-family is to use alternative or renewable energy. Why?
Because in this way, global warming and pollution are fought because the prices of alternative energy, on the contrary, will not rise. Do you see it?
There are two common options for a head of household looking to switch to renewable energy: the first is partial generation. The second is to connect the home to renewable energy companies. Both are excellent, but the former is available worldwide, and the latter depends on the land the owner lives on.
Partial generation is already a phenomenon in many countries, as the term implies that energy is generated in small quantities. It can only be used to reduce the monthly bill, provide complete coverage for the whole family, or many cases. Excess energy can be sold for a few sales. In all three cases, the energy is generated through small power plants installed at home (and often built) to use solar energy, wind energy, or both. The power generated is quite clean, and if you go for a DIY solution, it is also very cheap. Purchasing one or both systems requires a small initial investment that can be easily restored in two years, depending on the size of the device you purchase. In this case, there are government incentives in many countries.
There are many advantages whether you go the DIY route or buy from a company. If you choose the home improvement sector, you can start from a small factory, which translates into a very low investment, and grow whenever you want according to your needs and results. Unfortunately, this option is only partially available when buying a company’s wind turbine or solar panel. They are generally available in larger volumes and therefore at a higher price.
Another option is to connect your family to a renewable energy facility. This is another great solution because you are actively contributing to a cleaner environment, and the choice of energy source to use also works together against price rises and recessions.
Unfortunately, you cannot choose to do this all over the world, or at least not after and not before the next two or three decades, because many countries have not implemented large-scale renewable energy systems.
However, live in one of the countries where the option is available shortly after you contact the company. You will start using green energy in your home, depending on the country and again depending on the company. It usually takes 3-4 weeks after contacting the company, depending on customers. If you choose to switch to this option, there are no additional charges. Cool, huh?
In short, you know that moving to renewables is possible and easy; you can save money, help the environment, and fight the recession. They also know that many others have already done so and that someone joins the “green energy community” every day.
Now that you know enough, it is only a matter of your choice.
Facts about climate change and pollution in the world
Two of the major environmental problems on the planet are closely related, namely climate change and air pollution. Before making this connection, we must first distinguish between the two because they are not the same. While the sources of air pollution and climate change are generally similar; current means of transport, production, consumption of goods and energy, etc. There are slight differences that distinguish them.
First, climate change is the global change in the earth’s climate due to natural causes and human activities. Global warming has accelerated due to greenhouse gases caused by human activities. The most important greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide (NO). Although carbon dioxide is the main gas contributing to climate change, it is not harmful to health.
Climate change has many consequences globally, mainly due to changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather events. Climate change is not only an environmental phenomenon, but its negative impacts have social and economic consequences.
Air pollution is the presence of substances or particles in the air that represent a threat, damage, or disturbance for humans, plants, or animals.
Road traffic is a significant source of greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Both problems arise from the same context: the current energy model. Climate change and air pollution are exacerbated by burning fuels, leading to increased carbon dioxide emissions causing global warming.
Social damage from climate change and air pollution
Another characteristic of both phenomena is their dangerous impact on society. Climate change is causing droughts, floods, deforestation, displacement, and extinction of animal and plant species. This leads to starvation and disease. Air pollution kills 6 million people a year worldwide, and a quarter of the cases of lung cancer, heart attacks, and strokes, accounting for 0.3% of global GDP in health care costs, reduces productivity at work.
We already know that air pollution causes diseases such as kidney failure or infections. There are now more and more studies linking air pollution to other diseases such as osteoporosis. In other words, the health effects of air pollution go beyond respiratory or heart disease. According to a report from the European Court of Auditors, more than ten times more people die due to air pollution compared to road accidents.